Bentley bike fundraiser nets $50K despite rain
Monday, September 20, 2010
– Dierks Bentley's "Miles & Music For Kids" event in Seattle on Saturday, Sept. 18, raised $50,000 for Seattle Children's Hospital despite heavy rains.
"Rainy days aren't typically when most people are itching to get out the motorcycle for a leisurely afternoon ride," said Bentley. "But...we've come to learn over the last few years of putting these rides on that motorcycle riders may look big and bad, but they have a heart of gold, and it would take a lot more than a little rain to deter them. I want to thank all the riders and fans that came out and got soaked with us. We had a blast."
Last year, Bentley joined forces with Nationwide Insurance, CMT One Country and the Children's Miracle Network to expand the "Miles & Music for Kids" event to 6 cities across the country in 2009 and 2010, with all proceeds benefiting Children's Miracle Network hospitals in those areas. Since it began in 2006, "Miles & Music for Kids" has raised more than $1.3 million. The fifth Anniversary event will take place in Nashville, on Oct. 17.
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